Voices of Gotham Director – Larry Bomback Interview – show #20

Fresh off the Mid-Atlantic District chorus win, Voices of Gotham director Larry Bomback shares the history, current focus and future plans of this young organization.  Not only are they making a great impression on the Barbershop Harmony Society but also on the NYC music scene with targeted branding, great web exposure and a clear chorus identity.

You can find more info about VOG and their upcoming shows at www.voicesofgotham.org.

Contratulations also to Big Apple Chorus and the Chorus of the Chesapeake as well as the Quartet winners:

1st – MAD Hatters
2nd – Frank The Dog
3rd – Limelight

It’s time to get your tickets for the Harmonizers Christmas shows!  For info and tickets go to http://alexandriaharmonizerspresent.com/

It’s Tag Time!  Enjoy Simon Rylander’s incredible tag that he teaches called “Yellow Coffin”.  The tag was written by a fellow Swede and friend of his Oscar Sjoberg and it ROCKS!

You can find Simon at www.SunshineTracks.com and also information about his quartet, the CD that he recorded and produced himself as well as his learning track business.

 

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Crossroads’ Brandon Guyton Talks Recording, Leadership & Long Distance Quartetting – Show #19

This week we have a very special interview with Crossroads Baritone Brandon Guyton. We discuss the origins of the quartet, life with the Ambassadors of Harmony, chapter leadership, Director Jim Henry & tuning guru David Wright.

Besides being a great singer and coach, Brandon is also a talented producer with an impressive resume of gold medal quartet CD’s under his belt.  We talk about the production quality and decisions made during the mixing and mastering process of the Crossroads CD’s.

Don’t miss your chance to see Crossroads at the upcoming “Road To Harmony” show with the Alexandria Harmonizers on September 24.  Get your tickets at AlexandriaHarmonizersPresent.com

You can find more information about Brandon and Crossroads at http://www.crossroadsquartet.com/ or the Ambassadors of Harmony web site.

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Flight 93 Memorial Chorus – Jeff Avey – Show #18

For the last 9 years the Chorus of the Potomac in Cumberland, MD have honored the everyday heroes of  Flight 93 by singing at the crash site each anniversary of 9/11/2001.  For this year’s 10th anniversary they decided to send an invitation to surrounding chapters and put together a combined chorus of 50 or 60 men.  And thus, the Flight 93 Memorial Chorus was born.

As news of what was happening spread and with some front page exposure on the Barbershop Harmony Society web site the chorus gained more and more participants from across the MD, PA, VA and WV region.  The chorus also began to receive additional invitations to perform on surrounding weekends at large churches and chapter shows.

Enjoy our interview with director Jeff Avey and the vision that he had that has turned into an incredible opportunity to honor not only those who gave their lives on 9/11 but also a tribute to over two centuries of those who sacrificed for the freedom we enjoy.

Go to the Flight 93 web site or Facebook page for more info and performance dates.

Don’t miss the Alexandria Harmonizers “Road to Harmony” coming September 24 with two shows at 2pm & 7:30pm.  Quartets include Crossroads, Da Capo and Mayhem along with the Alexander Harmonizers.

 

 

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Maxx imum Barbershop Impact – Maxx Factor – Show #17

Maxx Factor

Maxx Factor

Today’s interview is with a group of ladies who definitely know how to get the job done.  They are extremely entertaining to see live and have a balance and vocal blend that creates a huge sound.

Their accomplishments include:

2008 Sweet Adelines Region 19 Quartet Champions

2009 Mid-Atlantic Harmony Sweepstakes Champions

2009 National Harmony Sweepstakes Champions

2010 NBC SING OFF Contestant

2010 Sweet Adelines International Quartet Third Place Medalists

See them online at www.maxxfactorquartet.com

Need 2 tickets to the Choir of the World Concert? dean (at) harmocast.com and they’re yours.

Can’t get to the show but would still like to see it?  Purchase the Choir of the World Webcast

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How To Produce A Great Barbershop Show #16

This weeks interview is with Ken Fess, the producer of the Choir of the World concert coming up on June 27 and as it turns out has produced over 85 concerts for the Alexandria Harmonizers.

Enjoy some insider details about the planning behind this great show and in turn some tips that you can use for planning and producing your own chapter (or other) shows.

If distance precludes your attending the concert you’ll want to sign up now for the Choir of the World Webcast.

Thanks to Jordan Truesdell for the audio feedback & questions.

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Just Let Go and Live The Story – Geri Geis – Show #15

Today’s interview is with another incredible individual.  For years Geri traveled the world as a performer in acting, dance and music.  Then a chance meeting 28 years ago with a curious Harmonizer began a relationship that brought gold medals to the chorus and continues to this day.  Enjoy a glimpse into the life of this amazing person.

There are still a few seats left for the Choir of the World Concert! Get your tickets today…  If you’d like to watch from afar sign up for the Choir of the World Webcast.

We want to hear from YOU!   Skype ID:  Harmocast – call and leave us a message!  Make it interesting or funny and we’ll include it on the show.   You can also call (703) 794-2730 and leave a voice message – or just record something to an .mp3 file and email to info (at) harmocast (dot) com

Want to teach a tag on the show?  Just record a tag teaching segment and email to the same address.

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eXtreme Quartetting and Harmony Brigade – Charlie Rose & Duane Henry – Show #14

Charlie Rose, Chuck Greene, Neal Siegal, Duane Henry

Having trouble getting enough quartetting in your life?  Follow Charlie’s example and just do whatever it takes to make it happen…  Of course, now that there are multiple brigades operating across the country you should be able to find a cure for your quartet itch.

Today we talk to Charlie Rose – founder of the North Carolina Harmony Brigade and Duane Henry one of the co-founder of the Indiana Harmony Brigade.

If you would like more information about attending (or starting your own) Harmony Brigade go to HarmonyBrigade.org

Don’t miss the Choir of the World Concert! Get your tickets today…

We want to hear from YOU!   Skype ID:  Harmocast – call and leave us a message!  Make it interesting or funny and we’ll include it on the show.   You can also call (703) 794-2730 and leave a voice message – or just record something to an .mp3 file and email to info (at) harmocast (dot) com

Want to teach a tag on the show?  Just record a tag teaching segment and email to the same address.

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Barbershop Harmony Youth Quartet Camp – Mike Fasano & Tony Colosimo – Show #13

Today’s show is a special treat – an interview with two of the leaders in the Youth in Harmony program for the Mid Atlantic District.  One of my favorite things to do each year is attend Harmony College East and besides staying up all night singing tags my second favorite thing is watching the youth quartets on the Friday and Saturday night shows.

After talking to Tony & Mike I have an even greater respect for what they do and the impact it can have on the future of our hobby.

Would you like to make a difference in the life of a young person in your life?  Sponsor them or their quartet to this fantastic weekend!

For more info -Harmony College East

or email Mike at YIHinMAD@gmail.com

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To Advance You Need To Retreat – Show #12

Today’s show is an interview with Chuck McKeever – we talk about choreo plans and practice, quality coaching and the upcoming Harmonizers retreat weekend.

Don’t miss the chance to see the Choir of the World concert on June 27.  There are only a few seats left so order your tickets at www.AlexandriaHarmonizersPresent.com

Also, don’t miss Harmony College East coming up in a couple of weeks.

Want to change the life of a young person and also ensure the continuation of our society?  Sponsor a young singer or quartet and help them get to the Youth In Harmony Camp that happens each year as part of HCE.  Only a few days left to register.

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Presentation Coaching… It’s Not Just For Contest – Cindy Hansen Interview, Show # 11

Cindy HansenWith an incredible resume that includes working with and designing gold medal packages for choruses like Masters of Harmony and Vocal Majority along with quartets like Acoustix, The Ritz, Nightlife, FRED, 4 Voices and many, many more – Cindy Hansen is sought after the world over for her high energy coaching style and incredibly creative ideas.

Cindy graciously carved some time out of her busy travel schedule to talk about her current life as a coach, how she got started and what drives her to continue to be passionate about her craft.

I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did getting to know her.

We want to hear from YOU!   Skype ID:  Harmocast – call and leave us a message!  Make it interesting or funny and we’ll include it on the show.   You can also call (703) 794-2730 and leave a voice message – or just record something to an .mp3 file and email to info (at) harmocast (dot) com

Want to teach a tag on the show?  Just record a tag teaching segment and email to the same address.

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